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Showing posts from February, 2012

Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Rocks Cebu-Bacolod Region

A magnitude 6.7  earthquake rocked the region of Cebu-Negros Philippines at noon time today ( 11:49:16 AM ,  February 6, 2012 ) according to the report of the United States Geological Survey (USGS ) . The epicenter of the earthquake is located 71 km (44 miles) SSE of Bacolod, Negros, Philippines. View Feb. 6 Visayas Earthquake in a larger map The tremor caused a little panic in Cebu with reports of people collapsing due to frightening situation. Buildings were also vacated immediately as soon as the shaking stopped. No damage or casualty was yet reported. Have you felt the shaking? Share your experience by commenting.

Cebu Pacific To Take on Long-Haul Flights by Q3 2013

Image via Wikipedia Cebu Pacific has announced that they are will be taking on the long-haul flights starting on the third quarter of 2013. The company will be leasing 8 new Airbus A330-300 aircraft capable of up to 11 hours of non-stop flight.  The largest airline in the country also said that the new planes will allow them to lower down the long-haul fares by as much 35% lower than what other airlines are offering. On seat sale promos, the figure can be up to 85%. Although the destinations where Cebu Pacific will serve is not yet finalized, Lance Gokongwei said in the press release that they are exploring areas where many Filipinos are located such as Europe, Middle East, Oceania and the USA. He also mentioned one specific example, Saudi Arabia, where many Filipinos still fly on non-continuous flights. A Revolution in International Flight Market? Cebu Pacific has the known reputation of being a trendsetter in terms of marketing strategy. Their low-cost airline model